2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

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john1990
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2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby john1990 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Is this a bad idea? I feel like i can say everything that i need to say in 2 pages. Will it hurt my application to submit a well writen 2 page narrative when they accept up to 3 pages?

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:39 pm

john1990 wrote:Is this a bad idea? I feel like i can say everything that i need to say in 2 pages. Will it hurt my application to submit a well writen 2 page narrative when they accept up to 3 pages?


NO. If you are comfortable, no need to force more information.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:41 pm

If it says up to 3 pages, yes. If it says 3 pages, or at least 3 pages, no. My adviser says 1 1/2 tops. They read a ton of personal statements, and they probably would appreciate you getting to the point quickly.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:42 pm

89vision wrote:If it says up to 3 pages, yes.


No. If it says "up to 3 pages" it means UP TO, but not necessarily, three pages. If they really wanted 3 pages, they would say, "no less than 3 pages".

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby ahduth » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:48 pm

What are we talking here, Berkeley? Berkeley... the PS actually matters. Otherwise, w/e.

Also, lol @ advisors.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:03 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
89vision wrote:If it says up to 3 pages, yes.


No. If it says "up to 3 pages" it means UP TO, but not necessarily, three pages. If they really wanted 3 pages, they would say, "no less than 3 pages".


Read it again. He asked if it were acceptable to turn in a 2 pg. Therefore, if it says up to 3, yes, it's okay to submit a ps shorter than 3. Please read the entire post before claiming my response is incorrect. Thanks in advance.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby oaken » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:22 pm

89vision wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:
89vision wrote:If it says up to 3 pages, yes.


No. If it says "up to 3 pages" it means UP TO, but not necessarily, three pages. If they really wanted 3 pages, they would say, "no less than 3 pages".


Read it again. He asked if it were acceptable to turn in a 2 pg. Therefore, if it says up to 3, yes, it's okay to submit a ps shorter than 3. Please read the entire post before claiming my response is incorrect. Thanks in advance.


He actually says "is this a bad idea?", and you said "Yes." So that ends it.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:04 pm

He asked if he could submit a 2 page ps, and I said yes. I don't see why there is controversy. My answer was if up to 3 pages, yes, submit it. If it says 3, than no. I really can't understand why there is an issue with that answer.

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Re: 2 page personal statement to a school that accepts 3 pages

Postby ColtsFan88 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:21 am

89vision wrote:He asked if he could submit a 2 page ps, and I said yes. I don't see why there is controversy. My answer was if up to 3 pages, yes, submit it. If it says 3, than no. I really can't understand why there is an issue with that answer.


Techincally he asked of it would hurt, or in other words if it was unacceptable, and you answerred yes, making it kind of hard to follow.




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